I owe my life to Pet Refuge, to be honest. I wasn’t safe at home, I feared for my life, and I didn’t want to risk my cat being hurt if I left him there. He is my little security guy, my shadow, my emotional support. If I was doing laps of the backyard, exercising, he would stay with me, rain or shine. If I was sick, he would stay with me in the bathroom the whole night. He’s so loyal. If anything, he’s more like a dog than a cat!
I am so, so grateful that my cat is in Pet Refuge now, while I am in emergency accommodation. The staff are so kind and compassionate, and [the team have] made everything so easy. I’ve had lots of information, lots of updates, lots of funny photos. It makes me really happy to see him and I can’t wait for him to come back. I’m trying so hard to find a place for the both of us.
As soon as I’m on my feet I want to do all I can to contribute to Pet Refuge myself, it’s such an amazing cause.
The more GBPensions’ director Tony Chamberlain learned about Pet Refuge, the more he was moved to help. “When you hear the survivors’ stories, realise what these people have lived through and how their animals have been threatened – or worse – it just breaks your heart. It’s tragic that a charity like Pet Refuge has to exist, but we’re proud to be doing our bit to assist them with their invaluable work.”
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